Hotter, the British brand of comfort shoes, said its staff is “walking on air” as it won a Queen's Award for International Trade on July 14, after securing a place in the Sunday Times International Fasttrack. The company, which remains the largest footwear manufacturer in the U.K., created 130 new jobs in the country over the past 12 months, building up to a staff of more than 1,300 people. It ships more than two million pairs a year in the U.K. and the rest of the world, supporting customers with a dedicated call center and personal shopping service that works across multiple time zones.

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